Slackware 10.1 : php5 in Slackware 10.1 (SSA:2005-251-04)

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Synopsis :

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description :

A new php5 package is available for Slackware 10.1 in /testing to fix
security issues. PHP has been relinked with the shared PCRE library to
fix an overflow issue with PHP's builtin PRCE code, and PEAR::XMLRPC
has been upgraded to version 1.4.0 which eliminates the eval()
function. The eval() function is believed to be insecure as
implemented, and would be difficult to secure. Note that this new
package now requires that the PCRE package be installed, so be sure to
get the new package from the patches/packages/ directory if you don't
already have it.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected php package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19863 ()

Bugtraq ID: 14620

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2491

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